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HOSC AmeriCorps VISTAs Support The Team Chrissy Foundation

By Lydia Leffelman Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals to become engaged in service activities, and give back to their community. The MLK Day of Service is led by the Corporation of National and Community Service  www.nationalservice.gov and with HandsOn Suburban Chicago being the sponsoring agency of nine AmeriCorps […]

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Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Program

By Courtney Barden Women veterans who are considering owning their own business have a new resource to help them succeed. The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) was established in 1986 as one of the first women’s business assistance programs in the U.S. The mission of the WBDC is to provide services and programs that support and […]

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Financial Aid & Peer Support Drawing Veterans to Catholic Universities

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) — Catholic colleges and universities across the United States are attracting military veterans of recent wars with a combination of financial aid, individualized assistance and opportunities for peer support. Many Catholic institutions participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program, which helps close the gap between the tuition provided […]

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HandsOn Suburban Chicago Awarded Celebration of Service Grant

(Arlington Heights, Ill.) – HandsOn Suburban Chicago was named the recipient of the Celebration of Service Grant awarded by the Home Depot Foundation for their “Operation Ramp It Up” Project which will provide two area veterans with an accessibility ramp for their homes. “Operation Ramp it Up” will be a collaborative effort with Vaughan Chapter […]

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Vet2Tech Ignitor Labs Announces Scholarship Challenge

Vet2Tech is dedicated to helping veterans build a new career as technicians in the commercial food equipment industry.  Technicians receive good wages, benefits and the career has outstanding growth potential.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for fixing things and making them work. Vet2Tech has teamed up with Ignitor Labs to help five career driven […]

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Phoenix Becomes First City To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Phoenix Becomes First City To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

The Obama administration has set a goal of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015, but one city reached that mark a year early. Phoenix announced last week that it has eradicated chronic veteran homelessness — making it the first city in the country to do so — after it housed an additional 56 veterans on Wednesday. […]

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Starting Strong TV Series Seeks Prospective Army Recruits

CASTING CALL ABOUT STARTING STRONG:  Starting Strong is a reality-styled informative TV-series that provides an overview of Army jobs and Army life by immersing a prospective recruit into Army training in a particular specialty.  This program allows potential recruits an inside look at what life is like in the Army – exposing them to Army […]

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Navy Vet Wants To Turn Old Bikes Into Commuter Bikes With Phone Chargers

By Casey Cora on January 13, 2014 7:44am BRIDGEPORT — Navy veteran Rob Walker looks at the chipped frame of an old Schwinn bike and sees the revitalization of blue-collar Chicago manufacturing. Walker, 38, wants to transform a handful of donated 1970s-era Schwinn bicycle frames into a fleet of high-end commuter bikes, each outfitted with state-of-the art […]

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